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Musical Prescriptions: Do They Work?

  • Sandra Garrido
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Abstract

Having established in previous chapters that listening to sad music can fulfill valuable psychological functions for many listeners while exacerbating tendencies to depression in others, Garrido here considers the question of whether we can ‘prescribe’ music to improve the mood of people with depression. Literature surrounding the use of music with people with depression is surveyed and the results of an experiment presented, which indicates the benefit of awareness-raising programmes in changing long-term music listening habits.

Keywords

Coping Style Religious Coping Positive Mood Diary Entry Mood Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandra Garrido
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  1. 1.MARCS Institute for Brain Behaviour and DevelopmentWestern Sydney UniversityMilperra, NSWAustralia

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